Monday, May 31, 2010

Bands wanted for a fundraising concert


The Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA is looking for environmentally- conscious local bands to donate their talents to a fundraising concert showcase. The proceeds of the event will benefit the GWCSA's low- income fund.

Though the details are not finalized as they are dependant on the selected bands, the showcase will be held at Union Pool the afternoon/evening of Saturday, June 19 OR Sunday, June 20.

We are hoping to find bands that are members of the GWCSA (or another CSA,) are local to Greenpoint-Williamsburg, or have an interest in sustainable eating or a green lifestyle... any/all of the above!

The event will be heavily promoted in print and online media as well as through the GWCSA's own 625+ plus mailing list.

The Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA's Low Income Fund provides subsidized farm shares to local low-income households, funds a revolving loan program for CSA members, partners with other neighborhood orgs to supply straight-from-the-farm veggies for healthy eating projects, sends quality produce to local soup kitchens, etc.

If you are interested in donating an approximately 30-minute set to this showcase or know a band that would be a good fit, please send an email titled "CONCERT" to

Don't hesitate to be in touch if you'd like to get involved with this event in any way - any info or contacts are helpful as this is our first big fundraising effort.

Thanks for helping support the CSA's Low Income Fund with this exciting event!
Events Coordinator

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

food survey

Just Food and Mount Sinai are conducting a survey of eating habits of the Just Food community. Let us know what you are eating!


Paula Lukats
Just Food

Friday, May 28, 2010

PT Driver Wanted

PART-TIME DRIVER WANTED: WEDNESDAYS ONLY starting June 9 2010 each week until November 17, from approx 1:30pm-4 pm, to make one trip from Manhattan to Brooklyn and back to Manhattan. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER. THIS COULD BE A GREAT PART-TIME JOB FOR SOMEONE WHO OWNS A LARGE VAN OR SMALL BOX TRUCK, AND VEGGIES AND FRUIT (value $765 over the season) ARE INCLUDED AS WELL AS COMPENSATION.

Must have your own van or small box truck. You would go to 100th x West End, pick up empty plastic crates in a synagogue basement, load them yourself into your truck/van, drive to meet us in BROOKLYN (Greenpoint) at about 1:30pm every Wednesday, then we will load your truck/van with 30-40 crates of produce from our truck. You would then drive back to 100th x West End in Manhattan and unload it there YOURSELF with some help from the building janitors. Each produce crate weighs about 25 lbs.

  • Compensation: $125/day plus free vegetables and fruit Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share (value of $765+).

Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht

Garden of Eve Organic Farm

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Farmer Presentation and Potluck Mixer

Welcome to the CSA Season!

Farmer Meet-and-Greet and Potluck Mixer
Saturday, May 8
1:00 to 3:30 o'clock

1:00 o'clock sharp
Presentation from our farmer
Chris Kaplan-Walbrecht
of Garden of Eve Organic Farm
Bring all your burning questions for Q&A!

Potluck luncheon to follow
Please be creative and bring a seasonal potluck dish to share!
Enjoy lunch and mingle with your CSA Community.

The Core Group will also be on hand to answer your questions about shares,
distributions, work shifts, and becoming more active in the CSA.

Please email any questions to

Mark your calendars for upcoming farm experiences:
Sunday, June 6 - Spring Farm Trip
Sunday, August 15 - Summer Farm Trip and BBQ